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Old 28-10-2004, 05:06 AM
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Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p

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Old 28-10-2004, 08:09 AM
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"Puester" wrote in message
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Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p


My dad always worked at the polls as an election supervisor so he was gone
all day. My mom and I stopped at the local butcher shop and the butcher
made up ham sandwiches on Wisconsin hard rolls for us to take home. We also
got those little bottles of dairy orange drink and small bags of potato
chips. This was heaven. It was before fast food and eating out a lot. The
butcher wasn't a deli business, but it was the best food ever. I keep
trying to make ham sandwiches taste as good as those did. So every once in
a while we have ham sandwiches and potato chips.
Janet


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Old 28-10-2004, 12:09 PM
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I will be on a Caribbean cruise during the election. My friends and I
will stay awake and watch the results.

Becca
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Old 28-10-2004, 12:58 PM
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Puester wrote:

Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p


I usually have lasagna, salad, and rolls. I figure that no matter who
gets in we're still "dead" so I may was well treat it like a wake.

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Old 28-10-2004, 02:07 PM
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In article , Dog3
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Cheese soup, salad and crusty bread along with snacks.

Michael


What are the particulars on the cheese soup? Sounds like a nice menu.
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Janet Bostwick wrote:


My dad always worked at the polls as an election supervisor so he was gone
all day. My mom and I stopped at the local butcher shop and the butcher
made up ham sandwiches on Wisconsin hard rolls for us to take home. We also
got those little bottles of dairy orange drink and small bags of potato
chips. This was heaven. It was before fast food and eating out a lot. The
butcher wasn't a deli business, but it was the best food ever. I keep
trying to make ham sandwiches taste as good as those did. So every once in
a while we have ham sandwiches and potato chips.
Janet




Isn't it amazing how ordinarily mundane food, eaten under
special circumstances, can become a feast that you remember
for years?

gloria p
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Old 28-10-2004, 11:40 PM
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Janet Bostwick wrote:


My dad always worked at the polls as an election supervisor so he was
gone
all day. My mom and I stopped at the local butcher shop and the butcher
made up ham sandwiches on Wisconsin hard rolls for us to take home. We
also
got those little bottles of dairy orange drink and small bags of potato
chips. This was heaven. It was before fast food and eating out a lot.
The
butcher wasn't a deli business, but it was the best food ever. I keep
trying to make ham sandwiches taste as good as those did. So every once
in
a while we have ham sandwiches and potato chips.
Janet




Isn't it amazing how ordinarily mundane food, eaten under
special circumstances, can become a feast that you remember
for years?

gloria p


Oh, yeah. I think that's what a lot of preparing food is all about--either
creating or re-creating memories.
Janet


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Old 28-10-2004, 11:47 PM
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Becca wrote in message
My friends and I will stay awake and watch the results.

Becca


That's what I thought last time.g

Dean G.
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Old 29-10-2004, 04:38 AM
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In article ,
Puester wrote:

Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.


I don't have a traditional meal, but I do have an election tradition.
Its something I have done ever since I reached adulthood. I take a
vacation day on election day and the day after for presidential
elections. The polls for my voting district are in the lobby of the
apartment building where I live. I usually get up fairly early to beat
the rush at the polls, and I vote, then I go out to a local diner
for breakfast and I pick up all the local newspapers. After breakfast, I
plop down in my recliner, turn on the TV news and read my newspapers and
I also scan the web for news about the election. That's what I have done
every year for at since Bush the elder first ran for office. For dinner,
I usually send out for pizza or a Philly cheese steak. I usually don't
cook anything because I like to concentrate on watching/reading the news
on election day and the day after.
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Old 29-10-2004, 04:57 AM
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Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?


We don't have a traditional meal, but this year we'll be serving up New
England foods. (I may be glancing back through Sheryl's Red Sox food thread
to get some ideas.)

We definitely won't be having any Tex-Mex that night...

Mary--in Shrub/DeLay land




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Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p


That sounds good to me. Maybe I will make that. Or senate bean soup, which we
love. And, since I have no ham bone here, I will have to do it more
authentically with ham hocks for the first time.

You election officials make voting a pleasant experience . I voted 2 days ago
at the Safeway and am glad that I can ignore all the commercials and stuff now
- it's over with for me!


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Old 29-10-2004, 04:23 PM
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Grismalkin wrote:

Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p


That sounds good to me. Maybe I will make that. Or senate bean soup, which we
love. And, since I have no ham bone here, I will have to do it more
authentically with ham hocks for the first time.

You election officials make voting a pleasant experience . I voted 2 days ago
at the Safeway and am glad that I can ignore all the commercials and stuff now
- it's over with for me!




I'm planning to take a bowl of leftover Halloween candy
for the voters. I just hope I can keep it hidden from
the kids since our precinct votes in a middle school
and the kids love to stick their heads in the door to
see the voting machines.

gloria p
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Old 29-10-2004, 08:05 PM
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Puester wrote in message ...
Do you have a traditional meal you serve on election night?

I've always made beef stew and corn muffins until 2000 which
was the first presidential election I worked as an election
official from 6AM-8PM or so.

I think we'll have it Monday night this year.

gloria p


I don't, but my grandmother says they always made saurkraut on
election day. It wasn't (?) a comment on the election, just that the
cabbage was ready then.
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